Taste of Italy: Italian Dining in Frisco

Italian Dining in Frisco Questo è delizioso!  

Looking to add a little Italian to your everyday? Che naturalmente sono, of course you are! Instead of Google translating (guilty!), explore Frisco’s Italian cuisine to make you feel like you’re in the very heart of Little Italy. Whether you’re looking for a friendly, at-home feel, more upscale authenticity or you’re yearning to mix it up, Frisco will leave you satiated and satisfied. Below are a few of our local favorites. Molto Bueno!


Psst, don’t tell anyone… but the secret of Giovonnis is out. This place is a local favorite and like the slogan says, truly is a “little hidden treasure.” Upon entering, you are greeted by friendly staff and a spacious room with the classic red-checkered tablecloths – instantly you feel at home. Short of taking off your shoes and changing into house slippers, Giovonnis makes an effort to make you feel just as comfortable as you would sitting at your own kitchen table (except someone else is doing the dishes!).

Among the classic mouth-watering dishes are Eggplant Parmesan, Lasagna and typically whatever the Chef’s Special for the night happens to be! As some added incentive, it’s also BYOB.

Address: 9741 Preston Road, Frisco, TX 75034 (map)

Phone: (972) 335 – 1244

Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 11 AM – 9 PM, Friday – Saturday 11 AM – 10 PM

Pizzeria Testa

Pizzeria Testa is the newest authentic Neapolitan experience to join the ranks in Frisco. We did a comprehensive write-up on Pizzeria Testa earlier this year, but we’re still not over how amazing it is. The imported oven, Italian chef, and the atmosphere continue to fill us with Italian joy and simultaneously compel us to start using “ciao” while greeting unsuspecting friends with a bacio on the cheek.

At Pizzeria Testa the pizza selection is all unique and drool-worthy. It’s authentic Italian pizza that tastes like it ismade fresh in a little pizzeria on the streets of Italy. The rest of the menu is equally as yummy and their desserts will leave you rolling out the door.

The atmosphere is warm and inviting, with big wooden tables, soft lighting and original brick walls. Weather permitting, the patio is a perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine while the kids play in the grassy area of the Frisco Square.

Address: 8660 Church Street, Frisco TX 75034 (map)

Phone: (469) 200 – 8015

Hours: Sunday, Tuesday  – Thursday 11 AM – 9 PM, Friday & Saturday 11 AM – 10 PM, Monday closed

Trufire Kitchen & Bar

Trufire likes to mix it up. This place is serving up a cool mix of Mediterranean-Italian-American food. From the notorious TruMac, described as roasted garlic butternut cream sauce, aged white cheddar, goat cheese, apple wood bacon, cavatappi pasta with parmesan cheese crust and a mist of white truffle oil to Latin Fire pizza (avocado, Diablo sauce, caramelized onions, three cheeses, tenderloin and roasted jalepeno cream), there’s nothing traditional or boring about this menu.  Just writing this makes me want to go back there right this minute!

The atmosphere is fun and lively, which is complemented and encouraged by a friendly staff. Since their cocktail menu is so diverse and delicious, it’s no wonder everyone is so convivial! Try some balsamic vinegar in your Black Splash cocktail for something new. Although a little $$$ of a visit than other Italian spots, the unique qualities of TruFire will make you feel like you bought an experience, not merely a meal.

Address: 6959 Lebanon Road, Suite 114, Firsco TX 75034 (map)

Phone: (214) 872 – 3830

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 11 AM – 10 PM, Friday 11 AM – 11 PM, Saturday 11:30 AM – 11 PM and Sunday 11:30 AM – 9 PM.

So, make some room in those stomachs, folks. If you’re anything like me, anything mention of Italian food already has your stomach rumbling for some pasta!